There is no doubt that renovating the bathroom can be one of the trickiest and most daunting rooms in the house. There are things that could go wrong and cause monetary issues and loss of time. However, there are plenty of steps you can take to prevent issues arising to ensure your bathroom renovation goes as smoothly as possible!
There are many reasons as to why people decided to update their bathroom. It could be to spruce it up design-wise, or to fix a more serious issue. One of the most common issues is drainage. The easiest way to tell if you have a drainage issue is if water pools in your sink or shower. To prevent future drainage problems, make sure all seals are properly installed by a professional or call a plumber to make sure everything is fitted properly.
Another issue is corrosion. Corroded cast iron may cause serious plumbing issues. If your pipes are damaged or corroded, replacing them might be the safest option. Consider prevention before corrosion actually happens and what materials you might use in the renovation process. With a stainless steel product for example, you do not have to worry about rust forming over time.
Thirdly, mold is commonly found in bathrooms in Australia as humidity and high temperature can promote rapid growth. The bathroom is a typically damp place which is a perfect place for mold to develop. Again, prevention is better than cure. You could start by installing a mold-resistant shower curtain and a dehumidifier. Always make sure there is a ventilation fan included in your plans when renovating! This should keep the humidity levels below 50%.
Lastly, storage space is an issue that is sometimes missed. Accidentally discovering you didn’t factor in enough storage space is impractical and time-wasting, so make sure you’ve got ample room for all the items you’ll need to store in the bathroom.
Our last tip is to always have a skilled professional in your area on call, with their information nearby during the remodel/renovation. That way, if things do go wrong with the bathroom, you can get the right advice quickly.